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Ray White help communities in drought

By Julianne Micallef

Ray White Kurrajong and Ray White Windsor is launching a community campaign to help drought-affected farmers feed their livestock and families.

The Ray White ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign provides hay and cash donations for farming families.

“We’re asking our local community to jump online and buy a bale of hay to help feed drought-affected livestock or make a donation to Farmer’s Card, to help farming families buy everyday essentials,” Peter said. “Although we may see rain along the coast, the drought is affecting much of rural Australia. Businesses, families and entire communities are being destroyed and we saw an opportunity to make a difference,” says principal Peter Chidgey of Ray White Kurrajong and Ray White Windsor.

Buy a Bale and Farmer’s Card was established to help drought stricken communities. For as little as $20, a bale of hay can be bought to help feed struggling sheep and cattle.

“It’s a vicious cycle. A farmer can’t feed his stock and is forced to sell – at a loss. This leaves farmers with no income which not only devastates families but also affects local businesses who, in turn, aren’t able to keep afloat.

“Entire communities are shutting down because of the drought,” Peter explains.

During the months of February, March and April Ray White Kurrajong and Windsor have promised to contribute 5 bales of hay for every property leased or sold. They have set a goal of raising over 200 bales in total and are urging locals to get behind the campaign.

“We can’t do it without the support of our community and we hope everyone feels as passionately about the cause as we do,” Peter said.

To get involved please visit buyabale.com.au/raywhite and make a donation, or pop into Ray White Kurrajong at 1/1147 Grose Vale Road or Ray White Windsor at 136 George Street to find out more about the campaign.

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